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Can using lorazapam cause a person to start engaging in self

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can using lorazapam cause a person to start engaging in self harm and specifically cutting?

Greetings !

Welcome to the site.

Well yes lorazepam is known to unmask depression which on it's own can lead to self inflicting / self cutting thoughts and attempts but more importantly lorazepam directly can cause suicidal and self harm thoughts which many times involve self cutting attempts.

So I reckon that since there can be a relation between lorazepam and self harm so this drug can be taken off and then re-assessment of the self harm thoughts.

I hope this helps.

Wish you all the best.

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